On the way back, the couple discussed what they should do first.
Vinson would first ask Susanne about his brother from a different mother. After that, he would tell Susanne about her tumor. That way, she would have a buffer against the shocking news.
“It’s just a small matter,” Arielle uttered as her lips curved upward.
However, Susanne didn’t believe her. There’s no way it’s a small matter since both of them return together.
After they all arrived in the living room, Arielle and Vinson sat on each side of Susanne. That shocked the older woman quite a bit.
What’s going on? Why am I feeling flustered?
Vinson realized the approach he and Arielle used on his mother seemed a bit too much for her to handle. Thus, he lazed on the couch and said plainly.
“Mom, I just want to ask you about my half-brother. What’s the deal with him?”
“That’s the thing you want to ask me about?” Susanne asked as she stared at her son.
He nodded, which made her angry.
Slapping his thigh, she exclaimed, “You almost gave me a heart attack! I thought something bad has happened. Anyway, why are you asking about him again? Did he do something?”
“He challenged me at the office in the morning because he wanted to be Nightshire Group’s chairman.”
With a neutral tone, he explained, “Truthfully, it doesn’t matter to me who’s the chairman. After all, we’re both my father’s sons. There’s no difference in who gets the position. However, he’s a cruel man who had attempted to harm me multiple times. If I weren’t as capable as I was, I probably would’ve died in his hand by now.”
When Susanne heard the things Gaspar did to Vinson, the look in her eyes changed.
“His mother was your father’s girlfriend. Back then, your grandfather opposed their relationship and introduced me to your father. I didn’t know about that initially…”
“After our marriage, he treated me very well, and we soon had you. After you were born, his ex-girlfriend showed up. When I learned his story, I let him choose to stay with whoever he wanted without complaints. In the end, he chose me and gave her lots of money…”
“Back then, I thought it wasn’t easy for her to raise her child alone, so I offered to let her child stay with us. I promised her I’ll raise him as my own, but she refused. After that, she vanished from your father’s life with her child. Your father’s ex-girlfriend was a very prideful woman. I never thought she would raise her child to be a man like that.”
She then turned to Vinson. “Maybe you can invite him to a discussion? If he really wants the company, just give it to him. It’s what we owe him.”
If Susanne was not in the picture, it was likely that Vinson’s father would’ve gotten together with his ex-girlfriend, and their child wouldn’t have become so hostile toward Vinson.
“What if he still tries to get rid of me after he obtained the company?” Vinson asked as he sat straight.
For a moment, Susanne didn’t know what to say. She always felt that she owed Gaspar and his mother even though she didn’t know they existed when she married Vinson’s father.
“How should we resolve this matter?” Feeling torn, she stared at her son.
She didn’t want her son or Gaspar to be hurt. Frankly, Vinson really wanted to comply with the text message’s request. After giving it some thought, he felt he should take his mother’s advice and have a chat with Gaspar.
However, the most important thing at the moment was Susanne’s brain tumor. He could deal with Gaspar later.
“Mom, there’s one more thing I need to talk to you about…”